Donald Trump to visit Portsmouth for D-Day anniversary

President Trump will be a guest of the Queen Credit: ITV

President Donald Trump is to attend a major D-Day commemoration event in Portsmouth.

The President and First Lady will make a State Visit to the UK on 3-5 June, as announced by Buckingham Palace.

President Trump will be a guest of the Queen during the visit, and will also have discussions with the Prime Minister in Downing Street.

On 5 June the UK will host a major international event in Portsmouth to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day and commemorate this critical moment in the Second World War. Countries that fought alongside the United Kingdom in the historic military operation, as well as Germany, have been invited to attend.

The gathering on Southsea Common in Portsmouth will involve live performances, military displays and tributes to the allied troops who fought in Normandy in the Second World War. The event will be one of the greatest British military spectacles in recent history, with a flypast of 26 iconic RAF aircraft and at least 11 Royal Navy vessels in the Solent.

The event will honour the bravery, commitment and sacrifice of D-Day veterans and those who gave their lives in the operation.On 6 June the Prime Minister will travel to Normandy to attend a number of commemorative events including the inauguration of the British Normandy memorial in Ver-Sur-Mer.